Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tony Tony Tony

Well known Filipino columnist and one time president Cory cabinet member Antonio Abaya is a Vespa scooterist, an Olympic sailor (that's another story) and a world traveler. He once embarked on a solo trip around Western Europe on a brand new 125cc Vespa in 1961 and wrote about his sojourn for The Sunday Times magazine December that same year. He bought the wasp for $300.00++. Cool! He eventually wrote a book about this trip...
What exact model vespa he had on that trip, he did not specify in the book but he managed to include a lone picture of him on his wasp. Looking at the front fender, I think it's a Vespa U Model. Love that style and look! Here he is on the first page:

He rode for 17,752 kilometers over 13 countries in six months. His adventure during those times, where there were no cell phones nor internet yet, and I dont know if the credit card has been invented by then already, was phenominal. As a modern vespa scooterist, I know how the old 6 volt-contact point electrical system of the vintage Vespas become inefficient at some point in use. Well done sir. Saludo po kami sa inyo, Manong Tony!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Possessed Granturismo

Dear scoot experts. Notice the fuel gauge of the Vespa... it's exactly what I get on my GT. What do you think this is? Feel free to comment. Happy safe riding!

Many thanks to felixcc.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Remember Rex?

Heard this in the 90's from my wife's niece Kimchi. Laughed my lungs out and literally fell from my chair. Rex, you the man!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

Furious Skiffs

Happy New Year Friends!!!

These boats are awesome to watch. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

President's Cup Regatta on TV

The recently well attended 15th President's Cup Regatta held in beautiful Boracay will be on Living Asia Channel:

16Sept. 1730hrs
17Sept. 0130, 0930, 1430, 2230hrs

18Sept. 0630 & 0730
19Sept. 0330, 1130, 1630
20Sept. 0030, 0830, 1330, 2130

21Sept. 0530, 0630
22Sept. 0230, 1030, 1530, 2330

23Sept. 0730hrs
Channel 99 on Sky Cable.